An official University student organization, the Chinese Club of WVU holds regular meetings and provides the University and the community with cultural activities, including Chinese movies, cooking lessons, Mah-jong tables, calligraphy demonstrations, etc. Chinese Club is open to everyone, and Chinese language capability is not required.
Chinese Conversation Table
Chinese teachers and the students meet weekly in the Mountainlair food court for conversations and games in Chinese. Please contact the program coordinator for this semester's meeting times.
West Virginia University students join together to celebrate their common love of the French language and culture. Members need not be French majors or have an extensive knowledge of the language. Meetings are usually held bi-weekly on Tuesdays in the Mountainlair's Cacapon Room.
The French Club offers many ways to enjoy French and Francophone culture. Events have included:
- French/Francophone Movie Nights
- French Potluck Dinner
- French Immersion Day
- Various outings
Other activities the club and its members have taken part in include: Fall French Cabaret, the Spring Spectacular (for all foreign languages), a trip to the Pittsburgh Opera, African Movie Nights and weekly French Table meetings at Black Bear on Thursday nights at 7 pm. French Table meetings can be rather large gatherings of students, professors and community members who meet to practice the French language in lively conversations. Please contact Elena Shimanskaya for information on meeting times and locations for the French conversation table.
This student-run club organizes WVU tailgate parties, outings to Pittsburgh, parties, and service projects. It's a great way to meet people, have fun, and speak German at the same time.
German-speaking films will expose you to authentic cultural products made for a German-speaking audience. The film list includes classics and more recent films from German-speaking countries, and include every genre, from comedies to drama and horror films. To improve your language skills and cultural awareness, we recommend that you attend as many films as possible. Students in 101-204 may receive extra credit points for class by watching a film and writing a one-page summary about it.
German-language films are shown bi-weekly on Wednesdays from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Downtown Campus Library Room 104.
Attending Stammtisch, the German conversation table, offers students and non-students the opportunity to meet and speak with German-speaking GTAs, faculty, and native German speakers from the university and community in an informal setting. German-speaking friends or friends interested in German-speaking cultures are also welcome to attend. Come enjoy good food, good company, and German speaking at the Stammtisch every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Brew Pub.
The Circolo Italiano is a student organization at West Virginia University. Anyone interested in Italian culture, language and civilization is invited to join.
The Circolo Italiano hosts a weekly Conversation Hour (Tavolo Italiano). This activity gives students and members of the community who speak Italian an opportunity to practice and improve their language skills.
Other activities have included: pasta-making evening, learning to play the Italian card game Scopa, a pepperoni-roll making afternoon, a bocce tournament and Italian movie nights.
Dr. Annastella Vester
117 Eiesland Hall
Русский кружок (Russian Circle)
Everyone is welcome, from those with no knowledge of Russian to native speakers.
Spanish Language Club
The Spanish Club at WVU promotes the Spanish language and awareness of Spanish-speaking communities. All are welcome to participate.
Anyone interested in meeting other people interested in Spanish, participating in cultural events from Spanish-speaking countries, conversation partnerships or service projects using Spanish are welcome to join.
Tertulia is the Spanish conversation table designed for upper-division students and members of the community who wish to practice their Spanish in an informal setting. Tertulia meets bi-weekly; check the Facebook group for updates.